practicum experiences & teacher induction
The Lynch School of Education, which is located on a suburban campus with close proximity to the City of Boston, affords students the unique opportunity to experience a variety of school settings in both suburban and urban schools ranging from public, charter, Catholic, and private school settings.
We support the concept that beginning teachers learn best when immersed in supportive environments with other novice educators and experienced teachers. To enhance this learning, both pre-practicum and full practicum student teachers are placed in small cohorts or communities of learners. In this model, student teachers are paired or clustered at partnership schools to enhance the dialogue about teaching and learning.